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21st Century Cures Act Clears Senate Hurdle on the Way to Vote

December 7, 2016 - UPDATE: The Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a Wednesday afternoon vote with a 94-5 margin.  The legislation will now await President Obama's signature. Senators are finished debating the long, tangled list of provisions included in the 21st Century Cures Act, and have voted 85-13 to end discussion on the legislation, which clears the way for an up-down vote by the...


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Two Cancer Research Centers Form Personalized Medicine Alliance

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the independent City of Hope cancer and diabetes center have announced a new research alliance aimed at accelerating the development of personalized medicine and precision therapies for...

“Big Data Spokes” Tackle Population Health with IoT, Informatics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Using $10 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, four regional consortia of academic institutions across the nation will utilize big data analytics, informatics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT)...

21st Century Cures Act Passes House, but Faces Senate Critics

by Jennifer Bresnick

The 21st Century Cures Act passed a House vote by a wide margin Wednesday, and will head to the Senate for what may be a bit of a difficult fight to the President’s desk.  The bill, which provides the possibility of around $5 billion...

21st Century Cures Act for Precision Medicine Set for House Vote

by Jennifer Bresnick

Lawmakers anticipating a tough landscape for innovation funding under a new Republican administration are doing their best to push a revamped version of the 21st Century Cures Act through the current Congress, and will bring the $6.3 billion...

Mount Sinai Uses Machine Learning for Heart Imaging Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are quickly pushing forward with the development of machine learning algorithms to tackle one of the toughest problems in big data: extracting and analyzing information from static images. In a study published this week...

Clinical Analytics Studies, Partnerships Target Personalized Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Personalization isn’t just for online advertisements and shopping suggestions.  It is becoming a primary driver of healthcare innovations, too.  From tailored therapies based on precision medicine techniques to individualized...

Big Data Interoperability a Must for Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The United States healthcare system still has a long way to go before it develops the seamless health data interoperability required to take on the most pressing precision medicine challenges, including finding cures for cancer. According to...

IBM Watson, Mount Sinai Launch New Precision Medicine Projects

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine partnerships are becoming all the rage as public and private healthcare organizations pool their expertise and resources to overcome the challenges of developing personalized treatments for cancer and other diseases. Some familiar...

CMS: Big Data Access Vital for Precision Medicine, Drug Pricing

by Jennifer Bresnick

Skyrocketing drug prices, insufficient healthcare data transparency, and slugglish precision medicine innovation cycles are placing a significant strain on Medicare patients, many of whom are unable to access cutting-edge treatments and are struggling...

Precision Medicine Partnerships Foster Promises of Breakthroughs

by Jennifer Bresnick

Precision medicine projects, partnerships, and collaborations are continuing to proliferate as providers, research organizations, and vendors look to capitalize on the growing enthusiasm for integrating genomics and personalized insights into...

BCBS Opens Healthcare Big Data Stores to Academic Research Orgs

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Alliance for Health Research is delivering an early Christmas present to a number of academic organizations eager to get their hands on a treasure trove of big data, including insurance claims, clinical information,...

FDA, Europe Team up for Precision Medicine, Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

The FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are working together to advance precision medicine treatments for patients with rare diseases, officials announced last week, marking more than a decade of cross-Atlantic collaboration on drug development,...

Cancer Moonshot Report Showcases Precision Medicine Progress

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Cancer Moonshot has made significant progress since its January launch, bringing together public and private precision medicine organizations in one of the largest concerted efforts to tackle the deadly disease, said Vice President Joe Biden...

UMass to Study Use of Wearables in Chronic Disease Management

by Nathan Boroyan

A $1.23 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research will allow the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing to study how wearable devices, handheld technology tools, and other strategies could improve chronic disease...

FDA Holds App-a-Thon for Precision Medicine, Next-Gen Genomics

by Nathan Boroyan

The FDA is hosting an industry-wide development challenge to create apps that use next-generation sequencing (NSG) technology to pursue new precision medicine breakthroughs. “FDA is increasingly harnessing the power of supercomputers, the...

Precision Medicine, Genomics Partnership Boosts Big Data Sharing

by Nathan Boroyan

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation will contribute genomic and clinical data to the Genomic Data Commons, one of the National Cancer Institute’s centerpiece precision medicine projects, the organizations announced last week. The Genomic...

Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

by Nathan Boroyan

Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing, says...

Precision Medicine Aids 20% Drop in Pediatric Cancer Deaths

by Nathan Boroyan

The pediatric cancer death rate declined by 20 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), indicating that precision medicine techniques and an emphasis on personalized care may...

Six Pediatric Hospitals Create Personalized Medicine Coalition

by Jennifer Bresnick

Some of the nation’s most lauded pediatric medical centers are aiming to advance personalized medicine through a new collaborative arrangement funded by philanthropist Denny Sanford. The Sanford Children’s Genomic Medicine Consortium...

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